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EMUreef's 90g build!!!!!!


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    EMUreef - Reefkeeper
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    Default EMUreef's 90g build!!!!!!

    The build begins!

    Where to start???? Ah yes Big thanks to RedFordReefer for a lots of ideas on the stand, and Sir Patrick just for being awesome.

    This build thread is going to be updated as things are updated on the build. ITs going to happen over the next two months.

    -90g 48x18x24 - tank maker unknown, corner overflow
    -stand selfmade 52x25x32.5
    -skimmer MSX 200 or SWC 200, same thing already have it.
    -2x 175watt MH in hamilton cabo reflectors

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    Still need to get
    -mag 12 return pump
    -sump 40 - 50g
    - 2x koralia evolution 1400 powerheads
    -plumbing
    -rock and sand

    Right now i have the tank, skimmer, and just built the stand.
    Now for pictures.

    The stand isn't completely finished, still have to finish it with some stained wood.

    Gotta make sure it holds water before i actually build the stand for it.
    NO ONE TELLS YOU HOW MUCH OF A PAIN IT IS TO DRAIN ALMOST 90G of water!!!!!!!!!
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    No tank.
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    Tank sitting on it.
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    lookin good so far

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    Sweet!!! Lookin forward to seeing the progress on this one!!

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    Update time.

    well today i went to home depot despite the rain and crappy day and got some more stuff to skin the stand.

    By no means is it done yet, i still have to trim (cover my mistakes lol), stain and seal everything.

    I have yet to figure out how i want to get inside the tank, either doors or what, i need ot take a few days rest from it and sleep on it. Any ideas?

    I went with a very thin oak paneling.

    I tried my best to measure everything right, a few things are a little off but i can hopefully correct that with some trim. The oak panels are just help temp. in place with a few tack nails.

    Let me tell you the 52"x25x32.5" dimensions made for interesting cuts lol.

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    Looks great!!

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    Very nice, your gonna be so happy you made that stand a touch bigger like you did!
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    Very nice, your gonna be so happy you made that stand a touch bigger like you did!
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    looks like a great start! will be following this one closely

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    Alright i need some help and some input.

    After spending a lot of time with the stand this weekend im kinda of burnt out with ideas and creativitiy.

    For paneling i went with a thing oak panel, its maybe like 5/16" thick just cause it was going to be a skin. now that i look at it i dunno what im going to do for accessing underneath the stand.

    I need to use this trim.

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    to cover my not so straight cuts and little imperfections. Anyone have any idea's on what i should do for access to the sump area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMUreef View Post
    Alright i need some help and some input.

    After spending a lot of time with the stand this weekend im kinda of burnt out with ideas and creativitiy.

    For paneling i went with a thing oak panel, its maybe like 5/16" thick just cause it was going to be a skin. now that i look at it i dunno what im going to do for accessing underneath the stand.

    I need to use this trim.

    765096855537sm - EMUreef's 90g build!!!!!!

    to cover my not so straight cuts and little imperfections. Anyone have any idea's on what i should do for access to the sump area?

    Yeah. I do have an Idea.

    I'll have to research it as I can't think of the name. It's like a Norse hinge or something. I can design it, but i don't know what it's called.

    I'll take some time Thursday to design it out in sketchup and get you a diagram.

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